Michelle has been a Registered Veterinary Technologist since 1989 and a sonographer since 2012 – she was the youngest student in her RVT class then 21 years later she was the oldest student in her sonography class! For the past 30 years, Michelle has been in veterinary medicine in a variety of roles – having worked for the first 7 years in a rural large animal practice before transitioning into companion animal practice, then advancing her skills by working in a teaching hospital, in emergency practice and in specialty practice. She also has an interest in regulatory medicine and has worked at the Provincial Veterinary Regulatory body and has served President of the Provincial RVT Association and on the Advisory Committee Council to the RVT program at her alma mater. Michelle has been a speaker at AVMA Conferences in San Antonio and Denver, has written program curricula for RVT/VA courses, and has been the Head Instructor to the Veterinary Assistant program at the University of the Fraser Valley for the past 3 years. Coaching and motivating people to success are her passions!
Michelle is excited to be working together with the Core Vu team to help veterinary professionals build their scanning skills to obtain high-quality diagnostic images for accurate diagnoses to benefit patients who cannot speak for themselves. Michelle says, “We chose veterinary medicine because we love animals and want to help them. In order to help them, we must perform our jobs well. The secret to learning a new task and performing it well is to practice – and to practice with frequency – we never truly get good at performing a task that we only perform on occasion. When learning a new task, be willing to be a student again who is curious, eager to learn and open to new information….we all have different skills and strengths but we are working together to achieve the same goal – to help our patients! I look forward to meeting you and working together with you to benefit our patients without a voice who are entrusted to our care. ”
“No matter how good you get, you can always get better…and that’s the exciting part!” – Tiger Woods
Jennifer lives in the Kansas City area with her husband and young daughter. She loves exploring KC as well as new cities and enjoying the food. Since 2000, Jennifer has been a sonographer, registered with “The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers” (ARDMS) in Abdominal, Vascular, OB/GYN, Breast. Primarily her emphasis has been working with manufactures and distributors in training people on the equipment for the last 15 years. Her passion for veterinary medicine led her to support that market solely about 6 years ago and has enjoyed every minute.